Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2012: Best of - Events

This months cover by Aleksandar Ares
& K.K.W, original photos by K.K.W.
Some of the best events of 2012.
Photos by K.K.W.

As I look back on this past year, I realize I did more then most people who live in NYC (creative or otherwise). So many wonderful moments & some really bad ones. Although I'm sure it was worth it to have met a fair amount of great, if not interesting individuals and been apart of these events. They had a major impact on my life as not just an "event photographer", but also as an artist. Cheers! 
Dan Barett @ Composers Concordance
festival 1, part 2 ("Marathon" at Drom)

Left to right: Valerie Coleman, Monica Ellis & Mariam Adams
Composers Concordance festival 1, part 2 ("Marathon" at Drom)

Milica Paranosic Composers Concordance festival 1,
 part 2 ("Marathon" at Drom)

 
Yael Archer
Composers Concordance festival 1, part 2 ("Marathon" at Drom)
Counter)induction: "Where words leave off..."
@ The Italian institute.
This was one of those moments where I broke the rules
for the sake of good photos.  I was only suppose to
take pic's from the back of the auditorium, but
I silently made my way up the left & right side,
to get closer to the stage (zooming in the the lens was not enough).
The camera was on silent mode  & didn't make a sound.
And no-flash, of course.

Counter)induction: "Where words leave off..."
@ The Italian institute. 
Miranda Cuckson, one of the best violinists in NYC
& possibly the world. 

Counter)induction: "Where words leave off..."
@ The Italian institute. 
Miranda Cuckson, one of the best violinists in NYC
& possibly the world.
This was the event where I met Lawrence De Martin,
an expert on sound. Check out his interview on the blog.




"William James's Varieties of religious experience":A chamber Opera by Gene Pritsker
@ Le Passion Rouge 
Chanda Rule/gospel voice & mezzo soprano
"William James's Varieties of religious experience":A chamber Opera by Gene Pritsker
@ Le Passion Rouge 

Gene Pritsker
"William James's Varieties of religious experience":
A chamber Opera by Gene Pritsker
@ Le Passion Rouge 


"William James's Varieties of religious experience":A chamber Opera by Gene Pritsker
@ Le Passion Rouge 

Peter Christan Hall (Narrator)
"William James's Varieties of religious experience":A chamber Opera by Gene Pritsker
@ Le Passion Rouge.
When Gene gave me the CD of this to review
it took me a while to listen to it, but I have it on my i-pod
(2 different playlists), & whenever it comes up
I realize how great it is (best to listen to it while walking about the city)

@ The Highline in Manhattan.
It use to be a derelict stretch of train track
going through lower west side of Manhattan. 

@ The Highline in Manhattan. Thats Katrina in the blue dress,
shame we are no longer on speaking terms.
Still her suggestion of going there resulted in a great day,
& some excellent photos.  
Cooper Union Student protest against student debt
@ Union Square East
(I forget the actual name of the event, & I'm to drunk to look it up now).
The NYPD followed us the whole way (c#$ksuckers).

Cooper Union Student protest against student debt
@ Union Square East
The NYPD (c#$ksuckers, as I said above).
This young woman's crime: Didn't move fast enough when they said to clear the area
 & talking back to the cops.
Cooper Union Student protest against student debt
@ Union Square East 

Cooper Union Student protest against student debt
@ Union Square East 
@ MoCaDa Gallery off Atlantic Ave Brooklyn. 

@ MoCaDa Gallery off Atlantic Ave Brooklyn.
Thats councilman  John Liu (I think).
From what I know he's running for mayor this year.

@ MoCaDa Gallery off Atlantic Ave Brooklyn.
I need to make more of an effort to attend there functions. 
@ The B.O.S (Bushwick Open Studios)
Thats Ivana in the white shirt.
She was one of  the women I met this past summer
that made its both great & awful.
It was her suggestion we attend. Great day.
She left for Eastern Europe 1-2 to later,
Spent the next to weeks thinking about her until he came back.

@ The B.O.S (Bushwick Open Studios)
If you would like to know the artist
look the post on the blog

@ The B.O.S (Bushwick Open Studios)
If you would like to know the artist
look the post on the blog
 

@ The B.O.S (Bushwick Open Studios)
If you would like to know the artist
look the post on the blog.
If you can't tell thats Patrick Stewart's Head. Great day! 
First date with Ivana. Great night out.

First date with Ivana. Great night out. The red glare
is from Amsterdam Billiards
(4th Ave near Union Square)  neon sign.
Artist Kria Brekkan @ The Clocktower Gallery
(108 Leonard Street).
She's from Iceland and was performing
with artist "Shoplifter" (I never found out why she chose this name).
See June blog post for more. 






Organizing paperwork for current project.
It wasn't an event with invites, but still I felt it should be listed.

Organizing paperwork for current project
(In The Shadow of The Young Ones). See April post for details.
Ivana. This was Sat after she crashed her bike
after we left an event in Bushwick Bklyn.
Meeting her, the time we spent together, was an event all its own.
Note Aleksandar Ares' name on the chalk board,
& one of my poems.

Ivana. Despite it ending badly (mostly her fault),
I miss her. I miss her beautiful scent (& other things).
She was the 2nd young woman from the Balkans
(Serbia. 1st one was from Macedonia) I met in NYC. 


@ Saint Sava (Serbian orthodox church)

@ Saint Sava (Serbian orthodox church)
Traditional Serbian food:
Potatoes, salad, grilled sausage-meat, onions & gabbage.
Damn good! I miss Ivana (crazy mixed-up woman)

@ Saint Sava (Serbian orthodox church)
Yes, it was a bit strange being the only black male there,
but a great moment. They were nice. 
@ La Sala (Williamsburg Bklyn) for the event
"Romanyeah" by artist Cinty Ionescu (videographer/DJ from Romania)

@ La Sala (Williamsburg Bklyn) for the event
"Romanyeah" by artist Cinty Ionescu (videographer/DJ from Romania)
Thats Cinty on the left. It was Ivana who made me go to this
(I was really up-set she changed our plans that evening,
but it turned out to be a great night & now I know some people from
Romania).  Right now I'm thinking of something very stupid:
to call Ivana.  

@ La Sala (Williamsburg Bklyn) for the event
"Romanyeah" by artist Cinty Ionescu (videographer/DJ from Romania)

@ La Sala (Williamsburg Bklyn) for the event
"Romanyeah" by artist Cinty Ionescu (videographer/DJ from Romania).
Thats Cinty on the left.
@ The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the
Prada and Schiaparelli exhibition.
I would have posted about this, but most of the photos
could not be read from my camera (which is strange because photography
was not allowed & I took pic' anyway).
It was a really great f#$king event.
@ Recess Art Space on Grand street.
Laura Vitale's project involving sound and gypsum plaster.
See blog post for more.

On the roof of  The Metropolitan Museum of Art:
Tomas Saraceno's "Cloud City".

On the roof of  The Metropolitan Museum of Art:
Tomas Saraceno's "Cloud City".

Yours truly:) On the roof of  The Metropolitan Museum of Art:Tomas Saraceno's "Cloud City".
It strange that I tan so easily in the summer
(It fades in the Fall & Winter).
Then again I am a "Night Owl". 

On the roof of  The Metropolitan Museum of Art:
Tomas Saraceno's "Cloud City".

On the roof of  The Metropolitan Museum of Art:
Tomas Saraceno's "Cloud City".
This was the last event Ivana & I went to,
and the last time I saw her.
I would tell you what happened,
but somethings should not spoken of,
especially on the net. 
@ "Bodega" bar/restaurant in Williamsburg Bklyn.
A friends poetry reading: Sinnel. 

@ "Bodega", bar/restaurant in Williamsburg Bklyn.
A friends poetry reading: Sinnel (on stage). 

@ Spectrum (121 Ludlow street).
This was their first music festival: NYX 

@ Spectrum (121 Ludlow street).
This was their first music festival: NYX
Little Worlds performing. See August post for more. 

Ron @ Spectrum (121 Ludlow street).
This was there first music festival: NYX
Sarcustic performing. They were great & loud!!
So loud 4 young women got up, went to the bathroom
& put toilet-paper in their ears to lessen the sound.
Kick-ass! 

@ Spectrum (121 Ludlow street).
This was there first music festival: NYX
Sarcustic performing.
Left to right: Ron, Weasel, & Tim

@ Spectrum: "Women in experimental music"
Camilla of "Ivy Meadows" 

@ Spectrum: "Women in experimental music"
Nud (Camilla, left,  & Kate) performing, really great duo.

@ Spectrum: "Women in experimental music"
Jeanann Dara (Viola/electronics & vocals)
@ Peanut Underground gallery
(East 5th street, Manhattan)

@ Peanut Underground gallery
(East 5th street, Manhattan)
Thats Lee Wells in the baseball cap,
he's one of the operators.  

@ Central Park West with Sasha Sagan (Ballet dancer/choreographer
from Skopje, Macedonia.
Her stay here in NYC was great.
Before she came I only knew her on Facebook,
it was great seeing her in person. A good friend. 

@ Central Park West with Sasha Sagan (Ballet dancer/choreographer
from Skopje, Macedonia.

@ Central Park West with Sasha Sagan (Ballet dancer/choreographer
from Skopje, Macedonia.

Sasha's event: "In between worlds of emotions"
@ Lincoln Center. 

Sasha's event: "In between worlds of emotions"
@ Lincoln Center. 

Sasha's event: "In between worlds of emotions"
@ Lincoln Center. 

Sasha's event: "In between worlds of emotions"
@ Lincoln Center.
For more info see Nov post.
Patrick Grants "Tilted Axes".
A small parade of musicians all playing guitars
with mobile Amp's with one drummer (he only had one small drum).
It was a great event.
For more info see our FaceBbook page.

Patrick Grants "Tilted Axes".
A small parade of musicians all playing guitars
with mobile Amp's with one drummer (he only had one small drum).
It was a great event. Thats Angela Babin in the middle.

Patrick Grants "Tilted Axes".
A small parade of musicians all playing guitars
with mobile Amp's with one drummer (he only had one small drum).
It was a great event.
@ 109 Gallery (109 Broadway, Williamsburg Bklyn). 

@ 109 Gallery (109 Broadway, Williamsburg Bklyn).
Valerie Kuehne. 

@ 109 Gallery (109 Broadway, Williamsburg Bklyn).
Matthew Sliver.

@ 109 Gallery (109 Broadway, Williamsburg Bklyn).
Valerie Kuehne (I forget the gentlemen's name)
This part of the performance,
which was really interesting.
For more info see our Facebook page.
@ Spectrum: "Heavy hands fund raising event".

@ Spectrum: "Heavy hands fund raising event".
Lisa Maree

CCBT performance.
By James Atkinson.
For more info see our Facebook page.

CCBT performance.
By James Atkinson.
For more info see our Facebook page.

CCBT performance.
By James Atkinson.
For more info see our Facebook page.

@ Spectrum: "Works for Viola"
By Michael Vincent Waller

@ Spectrum: "Works for Viola"
By Michael Vincent Waller.
Eric Huebner, left & Max Mandel
@ Drom: Composers Concordance Festival 2 "Evolution"
"Marathon"

@ Drom: Composers Concordance Festival 2 "Evolution"
"Marathon"
David Morneau, & yes thats a "Gameboy" he's play,
he used it as an instrument. Crazy.
For more info see Dec post. 

@ Drom: Composers Concordance Festival 2 "Evolution"
"Mini_001" (by Paul Pinto-[piano], with Tom Swafford & Isabel Castellvi)
This was one of the best performances,
excellent music & amazing to hear them say 'pussy' on stage.
Freaked me out (contemporary classical performer are weird).

@ Drom: Composers Concordance Festival 2 "Evolution"
From left to right; Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper, Milica Paranosic,
Patrick Hardish & Joseph Pehrson. 

@ Drom: Composers Concordance Festival 2 "Evolution"
@ Shape-Shifter Lab (18 Whitwell Place Brooklyn)
"Nine-Live"

@ Dimenna Center: Composers Concordance Festival 2 "Evolution"
"Legends"

@ Dimenna Center: Composers Concordance Festival 2 "Evolution"
"Legends"

@ Dimenna Center: Composers Concordance Festival 2 "Evolution"
"Legends"

@ Spectrum: Composers Concordance Festival 2 "Evolution"
"60x60" 

@ Spectrum: Composers Concordance Festival 2 "Evolution"
"60x60"
Lynn Bechtold & Dan Cooper 
If you would like to know more, please go through this past years blog post for more info,
or our Facebook page. "Art is the reason art is the way"

1 comment:

gene pritsker said...

Great years over view Kerwin - congratulation and thank you for taking these cool pics.
g